What’s happening in Carlton Scroop & Normanton
The Parish Council met on 10 January to approve a budget & precept and to discuss a number of local issues.
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The next meeting will be on 18 March 2024 in the Village Hall, the public forum starts at 7.20pm.
Highway issues in the two villages
We are still waiting for the two existing electronic radar signs in Carlton Scroop are to be replaced by Lincolnshire County Council, who will also repair and maintain the two speed signs in Normanton.
Extra “check your speed” signs have been erected in both villages. The mobile Speed Indicator Device (SID) has been deployed in order to make motorists aware of their speed through the villages. The Parish Council has a stock of 30mph bin stickers available for residents. Please contact the clerk or a parish councillor for the stickers.
The Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership has agreed to undertake a survey of traffic movements to decide whether a radar van should be located in the Parish. The survey took place in January and the data will be shared with the Parish Council.
The poor state of Newark Lane and Howdale Lane have been reported to Lincolnshire County Council.
A flooding incident occurred in Charity Street, Carlton Scroop at the beginning of January due to the heavy rainfall which threatened a number of properties. The Parish Council has contacted Lincolnshire County Council requesting that highway drains in the Parish are maintained on a regular basis.
Jubilee Field, Carlton Scroop
There are four sycamore trees in the Jubilee Field that have tree preservation orders which require some maintenance. The Parish Council has applied to the district council for the works to be undertaken. The Parish Council has also agreed to purchase a new gate and have a new hedge laid on three sides of the Jubilee Field.
Other Community Issues
A bench has been purchased to install in Heath Lane, Normanton and a further bench has been purchased for the new cemetery at Carlton Scroop. The Parish Council is currently reviewing the areas of grass cutting in the Parish and seeking quotes for the new grass cutting season.
A volunteer has stepped forward to spend a couple hours a month litter picking in the two villages. More volunteers would be appreciated. The Parish Council has arranged a contract for emptying the 5 dog bins in the two villages.
The two existing defibrillators at Normanton and Carlton Scroop need to be replaced in the near future. An additional Defibrillator is to be installed on the external wall at the Village Hall in Carlton Scroop and this will be partly financed by the Carlton Scroop Charities.
BT Openreach has been busy laying the fibre network to enable high speed fibre broadband to be installed to each household as part of the Honnington Exchange project, hopefully, in the Spring of 2024.
Budget & Precept
The Parish Council agreed a budget and precept for the coming financial at its January meeting. There will be spending pressures this year due to a reduction in the council tax base, increased costs of grass cutting, dog bin emptying, defibrillators and tree/hedge maintenance. The Council has therefore, reluctantly, agreed to seek a 2% increase in the precept for the next financial year.
Village Hall & Social Club
The Village Hall at Carlton Scroop is available for hire by individuals or groups. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to hire the Hall. The Village Hall Committee is still looking for someone interested in taking on a paid role for some general caretaking tasks (cleaning and opening/locking up). Please contact Nigel Hill on 07957424453 if you would like to get involved.
The cosy Social Club in the Village Hall is open on a Friday & Saturday 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm – all welcome. Next prize bingo is at 8.00pm on Saturday 3 February– eyes down. The next monthly quiz will take place at 8.00pm on Saturday 24 February.
The next Community Hub gathering will be held at the Social Club on Tuesday 20 February commencing at 11.00am– free soup, sandwiches and refreshments – all welcome.
Carlton Scroop Parish Charities
The Parish Charities continues to provide financial and moral support to residents in need in the two villages. Please contact email@example.com if help is needed.